A Chic Rustic Wedding at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

College sweethearts Victoria Matheson (24 and a digital marketing manager) and James Marcouillier (25 and a medical sales rep) met while attending Liberty University, and they knew right away that they had something special together. Three years later, when James popped the question with a custom diamond ring, the couple knew the perfect spot for their nuptials. “West Virginia is perhaps the most beautiful state that not too many people know about. Nestled in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, White Sulphur Springs long ago captured my heart,” says Victoria, whose family spent summers vacationing in the area when she was a kid. Victoria and James have fond memories of hiking mountains and playing golf at the Greenbrier, and their first kiss and “I love you” was shared on the resort’s front balcony. “Needless to say, the Greenbrier holds quite the sentimental value to us as a couple,” Victoria says. “I love the mountains and having my wedding in a barn on a mountaintop meant rustic chic, all the way,” Victoria says of her wedding inspiration. “I wanted to have a chic flair, considering how classy the Greenbrier is, yet I didn’t want to stray from the rustic feel of our surroundings.” As a former event coordinator for the Greenbrier and with a small event company, Victoria Katelyn Events, wedding planning came naturally for the bride, and her mother acted as the wedding planner. Victoria and James’s rustic fall wedding was brought to life with wooden and gold accents, along with a palette of marsala red, forest green and neutrals. The couple said “I do” at the Greenbrier’s new chapel, decking out the rustic space with lanterns and placing an eight-foot wooden cross at the altar. In the reception hall, tables were cloaked in stain and topped with ornate candelabras and lush blooms. For dinner, guests enjoyed a “Field & Stream” menu of Beef Wellington, creamy mac and cheese, roasted seasonal vegetables, fresh trout, a fall salad and shrimp and grits. —Marissa Hermanson